UEFA Champions League

March 16, 2011

Full-time

Real Madrid

3 - 0

Lyon

UEFA Champions League

19:45 +00:00, March 16, 2011

Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

Referee: Damir Skomina

2nd Leg: 4 - 1 (Agg)

  • 92'

    Madrid will join Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham in the quarter-finals.

  • 92'

    While Madrid looked nervy early on, they were a class above their opponents and there is no doubt who deserved to progress.

  • 92'

    Madrid record a first ever victory over Lyon and end their run of second-round exits with a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory.

  • 92'

    IT'S ALL OVER!

  • 91'

    Khedira brings down Gomis out wide.

  • 90'

    We've got two minutes of injury time.

  • 88'

    Lisandro looked to have put his studs in on Alonso when he was on the floor there. It's all getting a bit nasty.

  • 88'

    Adebayor centres the ball but fails to find a team-mate.

  • 87'

    Khedira plays a backheel for Adebayor in the area, but Lyon clear through Cris.

  • 86'

    Pepe looked to have lashed out a bit there.

  • 86'

    Lyon concede a free-kick as Cissokho fouls Pepe up on the left wing.

  • 84'

    Diarra comes on for Benzema.

  • 83'

    Ozil cuts the ball across goal and Lovren turns it into his own net, but the flag is already up.

  • 82'

    Gomis makes a bit of space to unleash a shot from range, which Casillas has to push away.

  • 80'

    Pjanic comes on for Delgado.

  • 80'

    Madrid are in complete control now. Lyon clung on for long enough, but they've been nowhere near good enough to deserve to go through.

  • 78'

    Di Maria comes off to be replaced by Granero.

  • 78'

    Adebayor looks to get in on the scoring but he's offside as he collects a deep pass.

  • 76'

    Madrid have certainly ended their second-round jinx now. Di Maria is sent through on goal by Ozil's header and produces a clinical finish.

  • 76'

    GOAL FOR MADRID!

  • 75'

    Di Maria fires a hugely ambitious shot way over the bar.

  • 74'

    Ronaldo is replaced by Adebayor. He's not fully fit by the looks of things and won't be needed for the remainder of the game.

  • 73'

    Lyon put the ball in from the left and there's a moment of confusion in defence before Marcelo gets it away.

  • 72'

    Lyon put together their best piece of attacking play of the night and, while he still has it all to do, Gomis forces a save from Casillas.

  • 71'

    Lisandro is unhappy after catching one of Pepe's knees again.

  • 71'

    Casillas punches the free-kick clear and Madrid race away.

  • 70'

    Marcelo has given Lyon a free-kick out on their right flank.

  • 68'

    Pied on for Gourcuff, who's been pretty poor tonight.

  • 68'

    Ozil races away and slips it through for Benzema to fire just over the bar!

  • 67'

    You'd have to think it's now game over for Lyon - they'll now need to score twice in about 25 minutes, and they've shown no sign that they're capable of it.

  • 66'

    Reveillere gave the ball away to Marcelo, who plays a direct ball through to Benzema to fire beyond Lloris.

  • 66'

    Benzema finally makes it 2-0 and just about celebrates it against his former club.

  • 66'

    GOAL FOR MADRID!

  • 64'

    Benzema goes down in the area as Reveillere makes a superb tackle to deny him! There's a few calls for a penalty but the ref gets it spot on.

  • 64'

    Ronaldo produces a few stepovers and a disappointing lay-off.

  • 62'

    Lyon just aren't able to get through at all, and there's a strange atmosphere around the stadium at the moment.

  • 60'

    Delgado floats the ball over for Gomis to hit, and he completely fluffs it. He was offside anyway.

  • 58'

    Lyon just haven't done enough to trouble Madrid's defence and it's hard to see how they can progress.

  • 57'

    Ronaldo, who's not been at his best tonight, tries a long-ranger that never threatens the goal.

  • 56'

    Carvalho rises well to head away a dangerous looking cross from the left.

  • 55'

    Lloris has to punch away the free-kick as it's whipped in with pace by Ozil.

  • 53'

    Cissokho picks up a booking for a clumsy challenge on Ramos near the goal-line.

  • 53'

    Ramos heads Ozil's corner towards Lloris, and it's an easy catch.

  • 53'

    Corner to Real Madrid.

  • 52'

    Brilliant work between Ozil and Benzema. Benzema robs Gourcuff and then plays some neat back and forth passes with Ozil before the German's shot is deflected over for a corner.

  • 51'

    Lyon are on the attack, so to speak, at the moment, but they're not really making any headway.

  • 49'

    Lyon build up a decent attack, but Reveillere's pass at the end is rotten.

  • 48'

    Lyon scramble it away after more nervy defending. Marcelo, by the way, appears to be fine after his injury scare.

  • 47'

    Benzema fires off a shot on goal, which deflects off one or two players and it's hard to tell who. It's a corner anyway.

  • 46'

    The second half is underway!

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    Gomis replaces Briand for Lyon.

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    Another shot of Marcelo celebrating the opening goal

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    Rio Ferdinand has been watching the game and has, as ever, been tweeting: "@Cristiano with the tic tac pass then Marcello just sat a man down on the edge a the box...the put it away...gooooooal!!"

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    Marcelo celebrates after opening the scoring

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    Benzema - who was averaging a goal every 55 minutes this season in the Champions League before the game - looked to have made it 2-0 on the night but was flagged offside.

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    Madrid are 2-1 up on aggregate courtesy of a moment of brilliance from Marcelo. Lloris has ensured Lyon remain very much in it, though, and the hosts have looked nervy on occasion.

  • 45'

    And that's the half-time whistle.

  • 45'

    Marcelo limps from the field. Presumably they'll wait for half-time before bringing on a replacement.

  • 44'

    Kallstrom clips a cross in from the left but it's easy enough for Casillas. Marcelo looks to have hurt himself.

  • 44'

    Gourcuff sends a deep free-kick into the area, but it's headed away. The ball comes back in from the right, but Casillas claims.

  • 42'

    Benzema looks to have headed Madrid into a 2-0 lead, but he's correctly flagged offside.

  • 42'

    Madrid have a goal disallowed!

  • 41'

    Lloris makes another brilliant save! Marcelo picks out Benzema in the box, and the striker fires his shot into the ground to force Lloris into a save at full stretch.

  • 41'

    Delgado receives the ball up on the left but his control lets him down.

  • 40'

    Ramos blocks off Cissokho's cross.

  • 39'

    Delgado plays a fine cross from the left towards Briand, but the Lyon man is punished for a push.

  • 38'

    That goal means Lyon need to score to take the game to extra-time rather than to win, and it's hard to see them scoring twice here.

  • 37'

    Marcelo scores an excellent goal to give Madrid a bit of breathing space. He played a one-two with Ronaldo and showed great balance before firing beyong the helpless Lloris.

  • 37'

    GOAL FOR MADRID!

  • 35'

    Madrid pile the pressure on but, when the ball is played through, Reveillere is there to clear for a throw-in.

  • 33'

    Madrid have probably been the better team here but it's far more even than might be expected. Lyon do need to show a lot more quality in the final third if they're to progress though.

  • 33'

    Alonso's deep free-kick makes it all te way through to Lloris.

  • 33'

    Briand fouls Marcelo and the home fans are calling for a booking.

  • 32'

    Cris does well to clear with an overhead after Benzema's flick before, a moment or two later, Cris makes a fine sliding tackle to block Benzema off.

  • 31'

    Di Maria races down the right and Cissokho puts it out for a throw-in.

  • 29'

    Carvalho gets a booking for a foul on Delgado. It may have first looked worse than it was.

  • 29'

    Lyon clear the resulting corner.

  • 28'

    Lovren makes a crunching tackle on Di Maria, but he takes the ball cleanly.

  • 27'

    Alonso's corner is deflected back to himn and his second cross deflects behind. That could have gone anywhere, but it's a goal kick.

  • 27'

    Ronaldo unleashes a fine shot towards the top corner and Lloris makes a fine one-handed save. Corner kick.

  • 26'

    It's another disappointing corner.

  • 26'

    Lyon get behind the Madrid defence once more and Ramos has to put Reveillere's cut-back behind for a corner.

  • 25'

    Ronaldo is given offside, and it's a fine decision from the linesman.

  • 24'

    A promosing Lyon attack comes to nothing when Lisandro lays it off to Cris on the edge of the area and the Brazilian's shot is wretched.

  • 23'

    Marcelo fouls Briand and earns himself a stern warning from the ref. Looked like a definite yellow.

  • 22'

    Briand plays the ball for Lisandro at the far post, but Pepe eases him away from it. Goal kick.

  • 22'

    Gourcuff's corner fails to clear the first man.

  • 22'

    Delgado fires in a low shot towards goal and Casillas makes a decent save. Corner kick.

  • 20'

    Ozil runs into an offside position as he looks to catch the Lyon defence out.

  • 19'

    Lisandro's down after taking a knee to the head from Pepe. It didn't look deliberate, but it was presumably mightily painful.

  • 17'

    Alonso fires into into the area and Ronaldo heads on goal. He uses the power of the free-kick, but it's not enough to trouble Lloris.

  • 17'

    Ozil wins a free-kick from Revelliere. They'll look to cross this into the box.

  • 15'

    Cris gets into a tangle as Ozil applies some pressure, but the Lyon defender falls over and wins a free-kick.

  • 13'

    Lisandro attempts a volley on the edge of the area but it's well over the bar. It's been a surprisingly open start to the game here.

  • 12'

    Ramos clears the corner as it drops dangerously in the centre of the area.

  • 11'

    Pepe deflects the ball behind for a corner.

  • 11'

    More defensive confusion from Cissokho allows Benzema to prod the ball through for Ronaldo, but Lloris does well to get there first.

  • 10'

    A defensive mix-up allows Ronaldo to race forwards but he wastes the opportunity.

  • 10'

    Miserable free-kick from Gourcuff. He played the ball straight out of play on the flank.

  • 9'

    Pepe picks up a booking for a block on Gourcuff.

  • 9'

    Di Maria gives it away following a short corner.

  • 8'

    Benzema receives the ball right in the far corner and wins a throw-in. He receives the ball again from Di Maria and whips a decent cross into the centre, which is cleared behind.

  • 6'

    Delgado does well in trying to make some space but is eventaully denied, and Lisandro's cross that follows results in a goal kick.

  • 6'

    Cissokho charges down the left and beats a couple of men before Sergio Ramos makes a full-blooded tackle.

  • 5'

    Nervy stuff here from Lyon, as you'd probably expect.

  • 5'

    Lloris is fouled as the corner comes over.

  • 5'

    Marcelo forces a fine low save from Lloris! It's a corner.

  • 4'

    Lloris has to burst out of goal to deny Ozil! Marcelo heads back towards goal but Lyon survive!

  • 3'

    Ronaldo does indeed take a shot, but it's well over the bar. It was always going to be ambitious, and he was always likely to take it on.

  • 2'

    Cris brings down Ronaldo and you'd think the Portguese will fancy a shot on goal from this range.

  • 1'

    Madrid take the game to Lyon, with Benzema finding Ozil, but the visitors break away.

  • 1'

    Madrid get the game underway!

  •  

    Wenger may be pessimistic about his countrymen's chances, but Madrid have never beaten Lyon - in seven meetings, Lyon have won three and there have been four draws.

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    "Lyon will find it tough at the Bernabeu because Real have that away goal," Arsene Wenger wrote in his Eurosport blog. "I can't imagine Madrid not winning at home. Lyon look destined to exit the competition."

  •  

    The players are now in the tunnel and preparing to come out onto the field.

  •  

    Even in spite of their dismal record over recent years, Lionel Messi, speaking to Barca TV, has said Madrid are among the favourites for the competition along with Barca and Chelsea.

  •  

    Madrid have not been beyond the second round since 2004, but they will hope the Mourinho factor gives them the edge this time around.

  •  

    Of the substitutes, Madrid will not be able to call on Kaka due to injury.

  •  

    The big absentee for Lyon is Michel Bastos,who is undergoing knee surgery.

  •  

    Gourcuff is back for Lyon, who will be looking to Lisandro to provide their key threat as they go in search of an away goal.

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    Madrid have named as strong a line-up as could be hoped for the game, with Karim Benzema - who scored their goal at the Stade Gerland - starting up front.

  •  

    Lyon's president said earlier this week that Madrid would play for the 0-0 as they look to break their second-round jinx, and a goalless draw would be enough to see them through on away goals.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo, having recovered from his hamstring injury, will start for Madrid.

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    Live commentary will appear here from 1945 GMT.